Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Stilettos (This Is The Way Single)

Just wanted to thank the reader Bassman UK, for this updated information. The Stilettos were a four piece from the Cleveland area, UK. They were around from, 1978 to 1980, and this was their only single.

Line Up:

John D Hastings - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Tom Atkinson - Lead Guitar
Alan Massey - Bass
Cliff Massey - Drums

Ariola Records 1979
1. This Is The Way
2. Who Can It Be



bristolboy said...

Hi Frank the band were indeed from Kilbride & this was their only release.
John D Hastings (voc guitar)
Fanny Farman (guitar voc)
Campbell Owens (bass) - later in Aztec Camera

anyone know who the drummer was?

Frank Miller said...

Hi Bruce, thanks for the comment. I couldn't find any info on a drummer either.Pretty strange.

The Polyvinyl Craftsmen said...

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Frank Miller said...

No problem, thanks for the comment.

BassmanUK said...

Dunno where bristolboy got his info but the only accurate thing is John D Hastings being the singer the line up was

Lead Vocals/Guitar:- John D Hastings
Lead Guitar:- Tom Atkinson
Bass Guitar:- Alan Massey
Drums:-Cliff Massey

John is from Redcar, Tom is from Middlesborough and Alan and Cliff are cousins from Stockton On Tees
I have known Tom , Alan and Cliff for many years Alan in particular as I was at school with him and started a couple of bands with him.
So they are from the Cleveland area not Kilbride.
A great band saw them live many,many times just a shame they never got the recognition they deserved.

Frank Miller said...

Thank You for the info, and the comment, I'll update the post.

bristolboy said...

Info came from 2 places

Mario's "45 Revolutions" - I'm sure he's unhappy to find there may be a mistake.

Mod Pop Punk


Frank Miller said...

It Happens, I have a volumes book that I find mistakes in all the time, and that was released in 1980. It's tough to find acurate info on these bands sometimes.

bristolboy said...

True - & that's why 1st hand comments like BassmanUK's are so usefull to us poor bloggers

audio engineer said...

As an update, John is now living in South London, still writing new material.